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Bert Geoffrey Achong

Bertrand Geoffrey Achong, English pathologist and electron microscopist born in Trinidad & Tobago (Port of Spain, Trinidad 06 December 1928 – England 20 November 1996)

Discovered Epstein-Barr virus, the first human tumour virus

With M.A. Epstein & Y.M. Barr. Virus particles in cultured lymphoblasts from Burkitt’s lymphoma. The Lancet 283(7335):702-3, 1964.

Discovered human foamy virus, the first retrovirus infecting man.

With P.W.A. Mansell, M.A. Epstein & P. Clifford. An unusual virus in cultures from a human nasopharyngeal carcinoma. J. Natl.Cancer Inst. 46:299-307, 1971.